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Education Program

Treaty 8 Education proposal identified initiatives such as; Communication, Curriculum Development, Traditional Science Fair, Traditional Games, Education Symposium, Education program support

  • Education Chief Portfolio
  • Education Commission – represented by five Tribal Councils and four Independent First Nations
  • Director of Education
  • Education Executive Assistant
  • Special Education Specialist

Our Vision

Our people are proud, confident and successful in a holistic and excellent quality First Nations Education System.

Background Information

On October 22, 1997, at the Assembly of Treaty 8 First Nation of AB Chiefs, the concept of a Treaty 8 Tribal Council Education Directors Committee was discussed. The Chiefs of Treaty 8 realized the necessity of a Treaty 8 Tribal Council that would facilitate the networking, sharing and advising on educational matters affecting Treaty 8 First Nations of AB.

On June 13, 2003, the Executive Board of Chiefs passed a motion to change the Treaty 8 Tribal Council Education Directors Committee to a Treaty 8 Education Commission. The Education Commission was created to explore the building of a Treaty 8 Comprehensive Education System that does not derogate or abrogate Treaty No. 8.

The Education Commission for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, under the guidance and leadership of Treaty 8 Chiefs and senior management, continue their efforts to build a Contemporary Comprehensive Education System. In addition to the regular educational business and direction the Education Commission are involved in the number of activities which are all designed and focused on the vision of a Contemporary Comprehensive Educational System.

First Nation Student Success Plan (FNSSP)



First Nation Student Success Program Delivery

  • Student Services Manager
  • FNSSP Executive Assistant
  • Literacy Numeracy Specialists (4)

The Literacy/Numeracy Specialists work with participating First Nation schools providing expert advice and in-school support to teachers and administrators on strategies to improve literacy and numeracy.

2012 - Present

The FNSSP mandate is to identify, establish and implement strategies to support the participating First Nation schools within the Treaty 8 territory in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, Student Retention and School Success Planning.

Information Technology / Management Department

  • IT Manager
  • Power School Specialist
  • IT Support Worker
  • Data Analyst and Portal Support

Treaty 8 IT is working on 5 core areas to support our Treaty 8 schools: PowerSchool, the Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI), Special Education, Microsoft Volume Licensing, and General hardware support. All the band-operated schools affiliated with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta have implemented PowerSchool.